As the curtain falls on Foreign Beggars’ illustrious career, they have treated us to two more videos from their final album, Matriarchy. The two videos are a perfect encapsulation of the Beggars’ broad approach to making music, as they move from profound, misty-eyed reflection, to raw unadulterated griminess. The first track, It’s Gonna Be Fine, sees the trio reuniting with one of the original collaborators, Dr Syntax, as as well as acclaimed singer-songwriter, ADMT. It’s definitely one of my favourites from the album, if not the favourite, and it’s particularly nice to hear Synners back on a Beggars track. The second video – which you can see below – is for the epic banger, Forget Dem, and features Roll Deep and BBK OGs, Flowdan and Jammer. Both tracks are produced by Seemore Beats. Matriarchy is available now from all the usual spots.
As the end of the decade looms ever closer, so does the final act from Foreign Beggars as they release their last ever album, Matriarchy. It’s some what of a return to their roots, as the ever-innovative crew depart from the more genre-bending sound they have cultivated over the last decade or so, and circle back to the music that first introduced them to the world. Produced in full by Seemore Beats, it’s an album that feels full of love and hope, which is welcome today more than ever, and it also plays like the perfect goodbye ofrom one of the most influential and respected groups to ever exist. The features are reflective of the respect the Beggars command, with Maverick Sabre, Jammer, Blak Twang, DRS, MysDiggi and Dr Syntax among the guest spots. The full album is ready to stream below and downloads can be found over on Bandcamp.
Pleased, but also a little saddened, to see the arrival of one of the last ever videos from UK legends, Foreign Beggars. This month they release their final album, Matriarchy, after announcing they had decided to part ways, earlier in the year. Reveal is the second single to emerge so far and features a soulful guest spot from North London vocalist, Laville. The production was handled by Seemore Beats. Matriarchy is due for release on 13 December, so expect more news on that very soon.
Next month Foreign Beggars are due to release their final album, drawing to a close one of the strongest runs from of success on the UK scene. The ever evolving group, have gone back to their roots for this final project, delivering a fairly traditional hip hop album. I’ve had the pleasure of hearing it in full and it really is a fitting end for such a respected and influential group. Today you get to experience your first taste of what the album holds in store, as the Beggars release the lead single, Young Kings & Queens, featuring Maverick Sabre and Mali Hayes. The album, Matriarchy, is scheduled for release on 13 December.
A very strong start to Vulgatron’s (Foreign Beggars) solo venture as he unleashes his new track – Deadman. It’s a riotous collision of dubstep and grime, backed up with some hefty production from Mark The Beast and Nitepunk. The video was made by Tarnish Vision. Stay tuned for more from Vulgatron coming soon.
Brand new music from my Foreign Beggars family, as they tear the end of the week a new one with Comatose. The distorted glitchy audible onslaught is produced by Ivy Labs and is available to stream/download on all the usual platforms via Division Recordings. Watch out for the Beggars UK tour, which kicks off next month, alongside those punk grime agitators, PENGSHUi. Continue reading “Foreign Beggars: Comatose”→
Another blinding debut release right here, as Manchester-based producer, Pitch 92, drops his highly anticipated 3rd Culture album. It’s a debut for a producer who has long been a part of the UK scene, making a name for himself off the back of a string of solid collaborations alongside a number of artists including Verb T and more recently, DRS. He released his Lost in Space EP on High Focus last year to critical acclaim, but now he takes things up to new heights with this full-length project. Continue reading “Pitch 92: 3rd Culture (Stream)”→
Pleased to see the arrival of a new video for one of my favourite tracks from 2018, as Foreign Beggars release the visuals for Blood in the Sink. Their album was full of fantastic features, including the mighty Kojey Radical, who lent his distinctive flows to this particular joint. The album, 2 2 Karma, is out now on Par Excellence.
Absolute beast of a video from Dirty Dike as he celebrates the release of his latest album. Rex 01 features a whole lot of talented cats, as the Dikestar calls up Inja, Killa P and Foreign Beggars to get busy over a DnB tinted banger from Pete Cannon. It’s one of many gems to be found on Acrylic Snail, Dike’s first proper release in three years and probably my favourite album of his (I’m calling it already). You can experience the album in all its glory below and you can grab a physical over at the High Focus store. Continue reading “Dirty Dike ft. Inja, Killa P & Foreign Beggars: Rex 01 + Album Stream”→
Fresh cuts from the Foreign Beggars family, as Nonames unveils his new project, E Numbers. Featuring a bold list of grime guest spots, including President T, Nolay, Marger and Roachee, the release also comprises some hefty remixes from Chimpo and Sumgii, as well as the instrumentals for each track. The whole thing is available to stream below, plus there is a brand new video for the Jammz, Marger and Grim Sickers laced track, Til I’m Rich. Continue reading “Nonames ft. Jammz, Marger and Grim Sickers: Til I’m Rich + Album Stream”→